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Title: the 4094 mystery
Post by: dogman on November 21, 2021, 0048 UTC
Not every night but 2-3 times per week I hear the 4094 beacon.  Or should I say
I hear a couple of different formats.  One is a slow dasher and the other is the letter Q sent repeatedly.
I have also received messages in CW that seem to be sent to no specific person.  These messages
sometimes describe the beacon etc. . The speed is some where around 10 wpm but I can accurately say
a straight key is being used not a keyer with a paddle.

I'm going to try and have a cw qso with the operator some time. That might be pretty interesting.

73 and good dxing the dark side of radio.
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: Heathkit on November 21, 2021, 1720 UTC
Sounds exciting! :D

Good luck and look forward to your result.

73's
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: Teotwaki on November 22, 2021, 1742 UTC
Be sure to mention the forum during the QSO 8)
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: dogman on November 25, 2021, 0018 UTC
4094 is Iding with the letter Q...time now is 0117 utc.  It is weak but steady.
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: Teotwaki on November 25, 2021, 0048 UTC
Is your UTC clock set correctly?   :)

Re: the 4094 mystery
Reply #3 on: Today at 00:18

4094 is Iding with the letter Q...time now is 0117 utc.  It is weak but steady.
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: Teotwaki on November 25, 2021, 0050 UTC
I tried the home receiver and some SDRs. Only got a weak signal on the KFS omni. A few times I heard a very clear morse "Q" but my ears and the waterfall seemed to show some weaker cw code also on frequency

Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: dogman on November 27, 2021, 0107 UTC
Q5 copy in Colorado I have been listening to Q and H..time was 2350 utc..
The NUT sdr had both Q and H solid.
Got a land line today telling me that the old 4094 beacon was being experimented with regarding QRP
as an ID and the operator has now decided a single letter would be best. So Q it is..
The beacon can switched into a dash mode. 

That about all I know .

Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: Teotwaki on November 27, 2021, 1654 UTC
Q5 copy in Colorado I have been listening to Q and H..time was 2350 utc..
The NUT sdr had both Q and H solid.
Got a land line today telling me that the old 4094 beacon was being experimented with regarding QRP
as an ID and the operator has now decided a single letter would be best. So Q it is..
The beacon can switched into a dash mode. 

That about all I know .

Thanks for sharing the news about the beacon!
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: Heathkit on November 29, 2021, 0406 UTC
Hearing a "Q" right now (0400Z) on 4094.02.
Actually, have a trifecta of "Q", "DW" and "H" with Windy nowhere to be heard.

73's
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: Teotwaki on November 29, 2021, 0700 UTC
Hearing a "Q" right now (0400Z) on 4094.02.
Actually, have a trifecta of "Q", "DW" and "H" with Windy nowhere to be heard.

73's

Windy seems to be having battery issues today. Right now it is sending "S" about 1 minute apart.
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: dogman on December 01, 2021, 0013 UTC
Beginning to copy Q on 4094 khz  00:05 utc  weak but some good fade ups.
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: dogman on December 10, 2021, 2228 UTC
Last night I had arm chair copy on the 4094 Q.  Time around 0200 utc.
Also I caught it in Dasher mode a couple of evening ago...time 0130 utc.
Title: Re: the 4094 mystery
Post by: dogman on December 23, 2021, 0153 UTC
I really enjoy Q 4094 ... coming in about s4 tinight